Born in 1971, Amanda Norman is not your average female. Read on to find out more.
Firstly, is there any truth in the saying, what you see is what you get?
I’ve been around long enough now to know that there’s a lot more hidden beneath the surface hence, my shadow work that’s not only present in my photography, but is also a daily part of my self-care. I perform tarot readings as a form of self-therapy to reveal my true self and life couldn’t be any better than it is now.
Tarot is my self-therapyAmanda Norman
In fact, I’ve never considered myself as normal and I’ve always been drawn to objects and locations that commonly scare the majority of people. Whenever my work or favourite items such as skulls freak people out, I can’t help but beam inside and I’ll give you an example.
I run a small shop with my partner Mark in Liverpool’s St John’s Market. It’s full of crystals and tarot cards hence the name, Gemstone and Tarot. In addition to the crystals, I’ve also got a selection of framed Gothic horror prints in beautiful frames that are proudly on display, and available for purchase. From time to time I see a reaction of disgust prior to the person muttering away under their breath as they move away quickly. I do smile and I know that my style of photography isn’t everyone’s cup of tea.
Secondly, I began my Gothic horror photography in 2004 after discovering the difference between a snapshot and an emotive image. I had travelled quite a distance to take these photographs of a graveyard that I have fond memories of and unfortunately, the photographs I had taken, fell flat. As a result, my love love of Gothic horror photography was born.
Over the years, people have tried telling me to change my genre of photography if I want to make a living out of it. I simply can’t do this as I find traditional photography mundane.Amanda Norman
Presently, I’m currently residing in the Georgian quarter of Liverpool and I really love it here. At the bottom of my street is St James Cemetery, which is in a sunken sandstone quarry. I love going here on a summers evening and watching the bats fluttering their tiny wings.
The Road to Recovery for Amanda Norman
In 2017, I was diagnosed with General Anxiety Disorder and I almost destroyed everything that I’ve worked hard for. I’m fully recovered now and I’ve undergone a spiritual awakening that has given birth to my Gemstone, Tarot and Healing.
Together with Mark my partner of over 8 years, I own and manage, Gemstone, Tarot and Healing. The business consists of a holistic shop named Gemstone and Tarot located in Liverpool city centre.
The healing side of the business is my speciality where I offer tarot readings, energy healing and wellbeing life mentoring. You can find out more about this at Gemstone and Healing.
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